Feb 01, 2023  
2022-2023 Lane Community College Catalog 
2022-2023 Lane Community College Catalog
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COMM 111_H - Fundamentals of Public Speaking-Honors

4 Credit(s)

This course is designed to help students learn to express their ideas to an audience with confidence and clarity. The aim of this course is to teach students to speak in a public setting by preparing presentations on a number of diverse topics for use on a variety of occasions. This course provides students with opportunities to learn how to analyze an audience and tailor their messages to that audience. In addition, students will learn to become critical listeners by analyzing and critiquing other students’ presentations. This honors class delves deeper into course topics and requires a high level of student motivation; the pace may be faster than non-honors courses. See lanecc.edu/honors for information. Students cannot receive credit for both COMM 111_H and COMM 111.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Prepare speeches that include appropriate topics, clear and specific organization, and compelling evidence and support
2. Deliver speeches using ethical, appropriate and effective delivery techniques
3. Identify the characteristics of, and create different types of speeches, for example informative and persuasive
4. Develop and analyze arguments using ethos (credibility), pathos (emotion), and logos (logic)
5. Demonstrate skills in finding credible sources, audience analysis, critical listening, and evaluating speeches

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